Classic Farming with Classic Machinery
is exactly what the title suggests.
This DVD is the first of a two-part
series looking at the machinery on the
Saunders family’s 300-acre traditional
mixed farm in Norfolk. All of the work
is carried out using a 14-strong fleet
of sought-after classics which come
together to form a fascinating and
unique story as we follow the farm
through the seasons.
John Deere is the favoured brand,
represented by an 1140, 2040, 2130,
2040, 3140, 6400 and 6420S, and they’re
joined by a couple of David Browns in
the form of an 880 and 990. A couple of
vintage tractors are also still used in
anger, with an Allis Chalmers B and
Fordson E27N Major each playing their
part. Other machinery on the farm
includes a John Deere 1075 combine,
Whitlock 308 digger and Sanderson GX525
Crops grown include winter and spring
barley, winter oats, potatoes and sugar
beet. Beef cattle are also kept.
Part Two carries on the story with
combing oats, stubble cultivations,
spraying, harvesting potatoes and sugar
beet and drilling winter cerals, plus
tasks such as ditch cleaning and
workshop work. the programmme
concludes with preparations for next
year’s spring sown crops.
Action packed, with tractors working
hard and plenty of noise and smoke,
this DVD is a must for any tractor
enthusiast or lover of farm machinery..
- Running time 90 mins
- PAL DVD